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 Post subject: Biological compost
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:22 pm 
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HI All

My local garden centre no longer sells Biological compost the type sold in large plastic bags. I don't want horse manure it must be normal compost but Biological. 80lt bags would be best for my need.

Does anybody in the Coimbra area know where i may get some.

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 Post subject: Re: Biological compost
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:06 am 
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Best thing is to make your own, peter!

Some composts will only take two weeks to make, it you get the balance right and do a lot of turning. Home made compost will be of far better quality than the bag, which will be made primarily from urban garden waste and will inevitably contain ground up micro plastics and metals. Yours won't, and you can enhance your brew with blood and bone, chicken poo, lime, or whatever you have.

30 parts dry brown matter (dry grass clippings, brown leaves are great too)
1 part green materials (kitchen scraps, green clippings)
water to damp
sun to heat - in the early stage you need to get it to 50 degrees
turn it daily for quickest results!

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 Post subject: Re: Biological compost
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:48 pm 
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Hi Emma

This compost is not for the garden or for growing it's for a 5,000lt tropical fish tank and it's to go under the sand. The compost has to be cooked at 200c for 20 minutes to kill any bugs, eggs or anything else of harm. Ovaso near to me used to have it but they say they can't get any more.

The picture below is just one part and the glass will be going into the front of the tank this week.

Thanks Emma

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